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  • ISRO invites scientific research proposals on AstroSat data

    ISRO invites scientific research proposals on AstroSat data

    Five Scientific payloads were flown onboard AstroSat. The multi-wavelength observations started six months after the launch and provides world-class data from Ultraviolet to High Energy X-rays.

    April 20, 2021
  • Mars did not dry up all at once, says study

    Mars did not dry up all at once, says study

    "A primary goal of the Curiosity mission was to study the transition between the habitable environment of the past, to the dry and cold climate that Mars has now,"

    April 12, 2021
  • NASA seeks to send 1st person of colour to Moon in 2024

    NASA seeks to send 1st person of colour to Moon in 2024

    "This goal aligns with President Biden's commitment to pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all," said the US space agency.

    April 10, 2021
  • NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars

    NASA’s Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars

    Launched 20 years ago on April 7, the orbiter, which takes its name from Arthur C. Clarke's classic sci-fi novel "2001: A Space Odyssey", was sent to map the composition of the Martian surface, providing a window to the past so scientists could piece together how the planet evolved.

    April 9, 2021
  • Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies

    Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies

    "This truly is the first sample of dual quasars at the peak epoch of galaxy formation with which we can use to probe ideas about how supermassive black holes come together to eventually form a binary,"

    April 7, 2021
  • NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter touches down on Red Planet

    NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter touches down on Red Planet

    "#MarsHelicopter touchdown confirmed! Its 293 million mile (471 million km) journey aboard @NASAPersevere ended with the final drop of 4 inches (10 cm) from the rover's belly to the surface of Mars today," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, tweeted late on Saturday.

    April 5, 2021
  • NASA delays first flight of Mars helicopter

    NASA delays first flight of Mars helicopter

    "Come fly with us. #MarsHelicopter is preparing to do something that's never been done: controlled, powered flight on another planet. Takeoff is now slated for no earlier than April 11, with data arriving on Earth on April 12,"

    April 3, 2021
  • Back in India, 4 astronauts to stay on busy training schedule

    Back in India, 4 astronauts to stay on busy training schedule

    Glavkosmos had earlier said the four Indian astronauts were trained in abnormal descent module landing - in wooded and marshy areas in winter; on water surface, and in the steppe in summer.

    April 3, 2021
  • First historic Mars helicopter flight on April 8: NASA

    First historic Mars helicopter flight on April 8: NASA

    "When NASA's Sojourner rover landed on Mars in 1997, it proved that roving the Red Planet was possible and completely redefined our approach to how we explore Mars. Similarly, we want to learn about the potential Ingenuity has for the future of science research,"

    March 24, 2021
  • A virtual spotlight to mark Earth Hour, this March 27

    A virtual spotlight to mark Earth Hour, this March 27

    "A crisis in the form of a pandemic can be turned into an opportunity to create the greatest value. This year Earth Hour should be seen as an opportunity to ask ourselves about one old habit that we can drop that harms nature."

    March 23, 2021
  • Biggest asteroid to pass by Earth this year comes closest

    Biggest asteroid to pass by Earth this year comes closest

    "There is no chance the asteroid will get any closer to Earth than 1.25 million miles."

    March 22, 2021
  • Mars water still trapped underground: Study

    Mars water still trapped underground: Study

    The research team from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) found that around four billion years ago, Mars was home to enough water to have covered the whole planet in an ocean about 100 to 1,500 metres deep; a volume roughly equivalent to half of Earth's Atlantic Ocean.

    March 17, 2021
  • Roscosmos wants to build national orbital station, says CEO

    Roscosmos wants to build national orbital station, says CEO

    "We are rather oriented towards a national station," Rogozin said, adding that Russian cosmonauts would then be able to feel they are totally in command on board the Earth's orbiter, TASS news agency reported.

    March 17, 2021
  • SpaceX flies Falcon 9 rocket booster for record 9th time

    SpaceX flies Falcon 9 rocket booster for record 9th time

    According to a TechCrunch report, the launch also set a record for SpaceX for its Falcon 9 rocket reusability programme, since it was the ninth flight and ninth landing for this particular first-stage booster.

    March 15, 2021
  • Supermassive black hole in motion detected

    Supermassive black hole in motion detected

    Using follow-up observations with the Arecibo and Gemini Observatories, the team has now confirmed their initial findings.

    March 13, 2021
  • India to expand space ties with Italy: ISRO

    India to expand space ties with Italy: ISRO

    "At a bilateral meeting in a virtual mode with the Italian Space Agency (ISA) on Wednesday, we have agreed to form thematic working groups to work on earth observation, space science, and robotic and human exploration."

    March 5, 2021